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Anthony Michaels-Moore headshotGrammy-nominated Baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore was the first British winner of the Luciano Pavarotti Competition (1985) and has since performed in all of the world’s major opera houses including Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Bavarian State Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and numerous others. His home theatre for over fifteen years was the Royal Opera House where his performances in leading roles totals more than 300. Opera News has praised Anthony with having "one of the most the most gorgeous voices on the stage today. ...His sound has a real presence and its honeyed opulence dominated every scene in which he appeared."

In a performing career spanning 30 years Anthony has distinguished himself as a specialist in Verdi and Puccini roles, most renowned for his portrayals of Rigoletto, Falstaff, Simon Boccanegra, Iago in Otello, Germont in La traviata, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and Scarpia in Tosca. Of his Rigoletto at the ENO, The Times wrote, “As befits such a dark opera, deep voices dominate. Michaels-Moore’s Rigoletto is in a class apart because he somehow manages to be gloriously lyrical and terrifyingly baleful at the same time. He joins the notes together in beautifully sustained lines; a masterclass for young singers. Yet the power he musters is properly monstrous, and that is matched by his sinister lurches across the stage.”

Schedule highlights in recent seasons have included 2 world premiere operas, plus numerous house and role debuts. Most notably, in the Spring of 2015 Anthony made an exciting return to Teatro alla Scala, starring in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli's C02 based on Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Michaels-Moore earned high praise in the main role of climatologist Dr. David Adamson in a production directed by Robert Carsen. Wrote Mundoclasico, "una voz de importancia, de sólida técnica... Se mueve con gran distinción sin ser ‘frío’, y, primera vez que lo oigo cantar en su lengua materna, tiene una dicción y articulación del inglés que tiene un valor agregado incalculable." The Summer of 2015 saw Michaels-Moore in another highly-anticipated world premiere at the Santa Fe Opera: Cold Mountain by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.

Anthony's most recent house debuts include Lyric Opera of Kansas City (La traviata), LA Opera (Billy Budd), Theatro Municipal São Paulo (Aida), Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Curlew River), Oper Leipzig (Nabucco), Oper Köln (Tosca), Korean National Opera (Falstaff), Sugi Opera (Tosca), Veroza Japan (Madama Butterfly), Opéra de Montréal (Rigoletto), Valencia's La Palau de la Musica (Les Dialogues des Carmelites), and Opernhaus Zürich (Falstaff).

Michaels-Moore has performed with the world's top conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Fabio Luisi, André Previn, Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Edward Downes, Sir Mark Elder, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Leonard Slatkin, Bernard Haitink, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, Daniele Gatti and James Conlon, in a repertoire ranging from Haydn's Creation to Orff's Carmina Burana. He has appeared at the First Night of the BBC Proms, and has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orkest, London Symphony Orchestra, and Wiener Philharmoniker. Recently he sang Bruckner's Mass in F minor with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding and Mahler's Symphony No. 8 at the Edinburgh International Festival under Donald Runnicles.

In 1995 Anthony was honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, the highest recognition for live classical music making in the United Kingdom. His most recent CD recording, Songs of the Sea, Songs of Travel, has been hailed by Classical Source as "A perfect gem sensitively performed..." It is available for purchase and digital download through all fine major music sources. Michaels-Moore’s discography also includes recordings for Deutsche Grammophon (Carmina Burana), Sony (La Vestale, Lucia di Lammermoor), Teldec (Fairy Queen), Conifer (The Puccini Experience), Opera Rara (Mercadante’s Orazi e Curiazi), LSO Live (Peter Grimes), Philips (Yeoman of the Guard, Aroldo), BMG (La Favorite, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater), Decca (Falstaff), and Chandos (A Masked Ball).

Anthony is also an avid road cyclist. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Updated JUNE 2016


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His sound has a real presence,
and its honeyed opulence dominated every scene in which he appeared

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2015/16 Performances

Schedule highlights in Anthony Michaels-Moore's 2015/16 season included a return to London's West End as Don Carlo di Vargas in the English National Opera’s first new staging of The Force of Destiny in over 20 years, directed by Calixto Bieito. Mr. Michaels-Moore also reprised his roles as Father Monroe and Pangle in Cold Mountain at Opera Philadelphia. On the concert platform he appeared as a soloist with the internationally renowned Pontarddulais Male Choir in Wales.

At the start of the 2014/15 season Anthony made his company debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Giorgio Germont in La traviata. The Baritone then returned to Opera Pittsburgh as Iago in Otello. A regular at The English National Opera, Mr. Michaels-Moore next appeared as Giorgio Germont in Peter Konwitschny's acclaimed production of Verdi's La traviata. Finally, the singer topped off the 14/15 season in 2 new works: first, he made an exciting return to Teatro alla Scala, starring in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli's C02, based on Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Michaels-Moore created the main role of climatologist Dr. David Adamson in a production directed by Robert Carsen. Lastly, in Summer 2015, Mr. Michaels-Moore returned to The Santa Fe Opera in the highly-anticipated world premiere of Cold Mountain by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.

Updated JUNE 2016


2015/16 Schedule

Anthony & his family are expecting a new baby in May 2016!


Future schedule announcements are forthcoming. Please check back.

Masterclass, Temple University / February 9, 2016

Anthony will lend his ears and experiences to the students of the vocal studio at Temple University in Philadelphia. This is a private event in coordination with Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera, Dr. Marcus DeLoach. Please contact marcus.deloach@temple.edu for more information.

Opera Philadelphia / Cold Mountain / February 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14, 2016

Anthony makes his Company Debut in Cold Mountain at Opera Philadephia as Father Monroe, Pangle and one of Strobrod's fellow outliers. This will be the East Coast Premiere and is a co-commission and co-production by The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and Minnesota Opera in collaboration with North Carolina Opera.

Performances are February 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14, 2016.
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Recital with Côr Meibion Pontarddulais / November 28, 2015

Anthony appears in concert with the internationally renowned Pontarddulais Male Choir in Swansea, Wales. One night only: November 28, 2015.
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English National Opera / The Force of Destiny / Nov. 9, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; Dec. 2 & 4, 2015

Anthony returns to the London Coliseum in ENO’s first new staging of The Force of Destiny in over 20 years directed by Calixto Bieito, who sets the production in the 1930s, during the Spanish Civil War.

Performances are November 9, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, December 2 & 4, 2015.
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2014/15 Schedule Archive

Santa Fe Opera / Cold Mountain / (Summer 2015)

Anthony appears in the highly anticipated world premiere of Cold Mountain by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. The opera captures the fervor of Charles Frazier’s thrilling novel by the same title with Higdon's distinctive technical brilliance and audience appeal.

Performances are August 1, 5, 14, 17 and 22, 2015.
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Teatro alla Scala / CO2 / (Spring 2015)

Anthony returns to Milan's famed Teatro alla Scala in the World Premiere of Giorgio Battistelli's C02, based on Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. The work is part of the 2015 Arts Expo and is directed by Robert Carson.

Performances are May 16, 19, 22, 24, 27 and 29, 2015.
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English National Opera / La traviata (Winter 2015)

Anthony returns to the London Coliseum in the revival of Peter Konwitschny's production of Verdi's La Traviata.
Anthony's previous turn as Germont in this production earned him high praise: “Anthony Michaels-Moore sang the role of his life as the egotistical father, brutal and overpowering and yet still appealing to an empathetic node in audience hearts and minds..” -Norman Lebrecht, Arts Journal (February 2013)

Performances are February 9, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, March 5, *11 and 13, 2015.

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*March 11, 2015: Live HD Cinema Broadcast. Info >

Oper Leipzig / Nabucco / (Winter 2015)

Anthony returns in the title role of Verdi's Nabucco.

Anthony has previously appeared as Nabucco at the Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper and most recently at the Teatro de Regio in Parma, Italy.

Performance is January 3, 2015. Tickets and information

Pittsburgh Opera / Otello / (Autumn 2014)

Antony makes his Company Debut with Pittsburgh Opera as Iago in Verdi's Otello.

Anthony has previously performed the role of Iago at Le Théâtre du Châtelet and most recently under the baton of Daniele Gatti at Opernhaus Zürich.

Performances are November 8, 11, 14 and 16, 2014. Tickets and information

Lyric Opera of Kansas City / La Traviata (Autumn 2014)

Anthony makes his Company Debut with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Germont in La Traviata at the new Kauffman Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Anthony has previously performed the role of Germont at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Met, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper, Hungarian State Opera, The New National Theater in Tokyo, The Santa Fe Opera, Opera North, and most recently at The English National Opera in a new and controversial production by Peter Konwitschny.

Performances are September 27, October 1, 3 and 5, 2014. Tickets and information


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LONDON, ENGLAND: From what Opera News has hailed as "one of the most gorgeous voices on the opera stage today " comes a Stanford marine song-recital by Baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore, which celebrates a time when England ruled the waves. Michaels-Moore's cycles by Vaughan Williams look further, from the Dorset vales towards America and the far horizon that has always attracted poets and composers.

Songs of the Sea, Songs of Travel was released on April 2, 2013 and is available on CD and digital download.


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"A perfect gem sensitively performed... Michaels-Moore assumes an appropriately darker timbre and an inwardness of expression that inveigles the listener into submitting... It’s good to have Anthony Michaels-Moore’s sovereign artistry captured in repertoire that he serves so well, for there is much here to relish and return to."

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"In all these sea-faring songs Michaels-Moore's voice is richly unfurled. Stanford's settings are great fun, especially when sung and played as enthusiastically as here. As his songs do not receive the attention that they deserve, these selections fill a gap."

-International Record Review




"The recording catches Michaels-Moore's voice well, displaying a good firm baritone, with a strongly focused core and only a hint of extra vibrato on the longer notes. Histrionically he catches the mood of Stanford's songs just right. His open, direct delivery also revealing the subtler undercurrents in the songs. ...Lovers of Michaels-Moore's live performances will welcome this disc, but it is also a highly satisfying recital in its own right."

-Robert Hugill



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Live Recording of COLD Mountain Released April 1, 2016

Published April 2016

Recorded live during the summer of 2015 Cold Mountain marks the first opera by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Jennifer Higdon; based on Charles Frazier’s National Book Award–winning novel. The opera follows W.P. Inman, a wounded Civil War soldier, through an American odyssey as he deserts the Confederate Army at great peril to reunite with his love, Ada Monroe.

This original cast recording includes Anthony Michaels-Moore in two role debuts as Father Monroe and Pangle.

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AMM Returns to London stage in New Production of The Force of Destiny

Published October 2015

This Autumn Anthony Michaels-Moore returns to the London stage as the vengeful brother Don Carlo di Vargas in The Force of Destiny. The production is ENO’s first new staging of Verdi's work in over 20 years and is directed by Calixto Bieito, who sets the production in the 1930s, during the Spanish Civil War.

Anthony has previously performed La Forza del Destino in its original Italian language to audiences in Vienna, Berlin and Cologne. ENO's production, a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, marks Anthony's UK debut of the role. Says Michaels-Moore, "The opera charts the disintegration of the Vargas family and by setting the production in the Spanish Civil War, Bieito has combined the elements of fascism and fundamental Catholicism in his portrayal of this family. The character of Don Carlo verges on the psychotic; with a mixture of family pride, revenge, and religious fanaticism, he sees himself as a carrying out the wishes of God by purifying a stain on his family --- by that I mean the relationship his sister has with a man who is of a different nationality, a different ethnic background and a lower social class. Don Carlo's music is angry, full of venom, and thrilling to sing."

When asked about returning to his country of birth the Baritone adds, "It's wonderful, and an especially exciting time to be back at ENO with the arrival of the energetic Music Director Mark Wigglesworth. I'm looking forward to a fantastic run of performances from November the 9th onwards."

Performances are November 9, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; December 2 and 4, 2015. Audiences can look forward to a live relay from the London Coliseum on Wednesday, November 25th on BBC Radio 3.

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AMM to appear in COMMERCIAL RECORDING of COLD Mountain at SANTA FE OPERA

Published July 2015

The Santa Fe Opera has announced that performances of Cold Mountain will be recorded live for a future commercial release on PENTATONE, a Dutch classical music label specializing in high-end, multichannel surround-sound recordings. Cold Mountain marks the first opera by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Jennifer Higdon; based on Charles Frazier’s National Book Award–winning novel. The opera follows W.P. Inman, a wounded Civil War soldier, through an American odyssey as he deserts the Confederate Army at great peril to reunite with his love, Ada Monroe.

The recording and world premiere cast includes Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, Emily Fons, Jay Hunter Morris, Roger Honeywell, Kevin Burdette, Deborah Nansteel, Robert Pomakov and Anthony Michaels-Moore as Father Monroe, Pangle, one of Stobrod’s fellow outliers. Leonard Foglia Directs and teams up with scenic designer Robert Brill to bring this story to the stage for the first time.

Performances are August 1, 5, 14, 17, 22 & 24, 2015.

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Lavish stage settings and colorful characters --- below are but a few of Anthony's recent roles and memories made in the magical world of opera.


AMM Photographed in NYC, 2013

Anthony Michaels-Moore by Dario Acosta

NYC, 2013

AMM Photographed in NYC, 2008

Anthony Michaels-Moore by Dario Acosta

NYC, 2008

November 2015. Photo by Robert Workman

The Force of Destiny

ENO, November 2015

November 2015. Photo by Robert Workman

The Force of Destiny

ENO, November 2015

Summer 2015. Photo by Ken Howard.

World Premiere of Cold Mountain

Santa Fe Opera, summer 2015

Summer 2015. Photo by Ken Howard.

World Premiere of Cold Mountain

Santa fe Opera, Summer 2015

Anthony Michaels-Moore, Emily Doyle Moore and their daughter Mia at The Santa Fe Opera's Opening Weekend finale brunch, June 2015. Photo by Robert Godwin -- thank you, Robert!

Santa Fe Opera's opening weekend Finale brunch

Summer 2015

<em>CO2</em> opera trailer at Teatro alla Scala with Anthony Michaels-Moore as Professor David Adamson

World Premiere of CO2 - Opera trailer starring AMM

teatro alla Scala, May 2015

Anthony Michaels-Moore as climatologist Dr. David Adamson in the world premiere of <em> CO2 </em>. Teatro alla Scala, May, 2015. Photo credit: Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala.

World Premiere of CO2 (Dr. David Adamson)

Teatro alla Scala, May 2015

Anthony Michaels-Moore and Erin Morely in Stravinsky's <em>Le Rossignol</em>. The Santa Fe Opera, July, 2014. Photo by Ken Howard.

Le Rossignol (The Emperor)

Santa Fe Opera, July 2014

AMM Interviewed by Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay

AMM Interviewed by Charles MacKay

Santa Fe, Summer 2014

Anthony Michaels-Moore as The Impresario, Yuri Yussupoich, in Mozart's's <em>The Impresario</em>, alongside Kevin Burdette. The Santa Fe Opera, July, 2014. Photo by Ken Howard.

The Impresario (Yuri)

Santa Fe Opera, July 2014

Anthony at home in Santa Fe with daughter Mia, December 2014

AMM & daughter Mia

At home in Santa Fe, December 2014

Anthony Michaels-Moore as Sir John Falstaff. Korean National Opera, 2013.

Falstaff

Korean National Opera, 2013

Anthony Michaels-Moore as Sir John Falstaff. Korean National Opera, 2013. Photo by Kim moon gi.

Falstaff

Korean National Opera, 2013

Anthony Michaels-Moore and Corinne Winters Peter Konwitschny's production of Verdi's <em>La Traviata</em>. English National Opera, 2013. Photo by Alex Brenner.

La Traviata (Germont)

English National Opera, 2013

Martin Lamb, Emily Doyle Moore, Corinne Winters and Anthony Michaels-Moore post-opening night of <em>La Traviata</em> with the English National Opera, 2013. Photo by Alex Brenner.

La Traviata (cast party)

English National Opera, 2013

Anthony Michaels-Moore as Don Carlo in <em>La Forza del Destino</em> at Oper Köln, 2012. Production by Olivier Py; Photo by Paul LaClaire.

La Forza del Destino (Don Carlo)

Oper Köln, 2012

Anthony Michaels-Moore and Enrique Ferrer in <em>La Forza del Destino</em> at Oper Köln, 2012. Production by Olivier Py; Photo by Paul LaClaire.

La Forza del Destino (Don Carlo)

Oper Köln, 2012

Anthony Michaels-Moore as Scarpia in Catherine Malfitano's production of Puccini's <em>Tosca</em>, 2012. Photo by Mike Hoban.

Tosca (Scarpia)

English National Opera, 2012

Anthony Michaels-Moore as Macbeth and Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth at the Royal Opera House, 2002.

AMM as Macbeth

Royal Opera House, 2002

Anthony Michaels-Moore Interviewed by watchmojo.com

AMM stars as Rigoletto at Opera de Montreal

Montreal, 2010

Anthony Michaels-Moore and Princess Diana at the Royal Opera House in London, 1994

With opera enthusiast Princess Diana

Royal Opera House, 1994

Anthony Michaels-Moore and Luciano Pavarotti during a Masterclass at the Barbican in London, 1986.

A Masterclass with Pavarotti

The Barbican in London, 1986

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